Congratulations to Hugh Christian of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the 2017 AGU Franklin Lecturer! Dr. Christian will speak at the AGU Fall Meeting about the history of observing lightning from space, placing the recent launch of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper in the context of multiple decades of preparatory scientific research and technological development.
Many thanks to our Franklin Lecture selection committee (Maribeth Stolzenburg, Earle Williams, and Phil Krider) for their work in making an excellent selection from a pool of worthy candidates. Many thanks as well to those who put forth nominations for this prestigious honor.
A full list of this year’s section and section awards can be found at the Eos webpage.